Definitions of "preempt"
  1. The act of claiming or taking possession of land before anyone else has the opportunity
  2. The action of taking or capturing something before others have the chance
  3. The process by which one law supersedes or replaces another due to preemption principles
  4. The prohibition or prevention of a particular activity or action by way of preemption
How to use "preempt" in a sentence
  1. The federal law was able to preempt the state legislation, leading to a uniform regulation applied across the country.
  2. The company managed to preempt the patent, securing exclusive rights to the invention before competitors could do the same.
  3. After being granted the right to the land, the party is able to preempt others from staking a claim.

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